Saul Eslake is one of Australia’s most respected and renowned economic commentators. Having worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for over 25 years his comments and economic findings have been known to cause a stir in the media.
As a Chief Economist in Australian financial markets for over 25 years, Saul’s comments and economic findings generate attention. Whether on the 7:30 report, Sky News or in The Financial Times, Saul is known to bring the spotlight onto important domestic and global economic issues, pulling them further into mainstream view.
His ideas and forecasts aren’t all shake-ups however; Saul also means business. In June this year, Saul completed a successful appointment as Chief Economist for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia, significantly raising the banks profile since joining in 2011.
Previous roles include; Chief Economist at ANZ (the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group), International Chief Economist at National Mutual Funds Management and as a Director at Grattan Institute, a think tank affiliated with Melbourne University.
Saul has also served in the public sphere as a Member of the Howard Government’s Foreign Affairs and Trade Policy Advisory Council, as well as the Rudd and Gillard Government’s Long-Term Tourism Strategy Steering Committee and National Housing Supply Council.
Saul’s easily digestible and down-to-earth insights means he presents a well-researched and clear economic picture on a range of highly charged and relevant topics to various industries, corporations and ‘mere mortals’ across the globe.
Given the fluid nature of the economy, Saul customises every presentation to specifically suit the audience and industry in both private and public sectors.